Star Wars - May The Fakes Be With You

Before we go any further, you can rest assured that there are no spoilers with regards the new Star Wars movie in this article. Okay, if you are desperate to avoid spoilers you really should have seen the film by now but there are always some people who get caught up with life, so if you are wary about reading too far in case something gets revealed, don’t worry, no spoilers or plot lines are revealed in this article.

English: Opening logo to the Star Wars films
English: Opening logo to the Star Wars films (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This sort of sums up the amount of excitement and hype surrounding Star Wars though. There is a buzz about the new films that has been missing from a while and while there has always been a good level of interest in Star Wars, this is a level of excitement that hasn’t been seen or heard in quite a while. Fans of all ages are desperate to get their hands on Star Wars merchandise and of course, there is no shortage of products to buy. Characters and models have been flying off the shelves since before Christmas and this isn’t going to change at any point in the near future.
One of the most interesting things about Star Wars is the wide range of merchandise and the amount of products that people can buy. This has led many collectors to wanting something a bit more special and unique. After all, anyone can walk into a store and buy a toy character based on the film but not everyone can have something which was involved in the film or signed by one of the key actors in one of the movies. There is a massive market for this level of Star Wars memorabilia but there is a need to be cautious.

There is a huge level of demand for these products

After all, any time there is a market and a high level of demand for something, there will also be people who are willing to take advantage of this level of demand. This can be hugely infuriating because these items will already carry a high price but people who end up paying a high price for a fake product will genuinely feel ripped off. Some people will point to the fact that they should know the risks when looking to buy an item like this, especially from places like eBay, but when it comes to having the chance to own something from their favourite film, you can see why many people don’t approach the purchase in the most rational way. This is true for people of all ages, not just young fans. In fact, it is likely to be the adult Star Wars fans that have great memories of the original films who will be looking to spend a lot of money on items that they believe are genuinely linked to the original movies.
One of the most popular items when it comes to Star Wars memorabilia will always be items signed by the cast members. It can be difficult to ascertain what is genuine or not, which means people should approach with caution, but buyers know that other people will be looking to snap up these products as well. There is often a notion of “if you snooze, you lose” when it comes to memorabilia of this nature and this is why many Star Wars fans will buy first and then question the purchase later. This can cause problems and it is also the sort of scenario that dodgy dealers are looking for.

The force is strong in this one

There has been a new hope for Star Wars fans recently though and not for the firm time, it has come in the form of the one that they call Skywalker. Luke Skywalker, or Mark Hamill to be more correct, has been helping fans who have been looking to buy signed items from eBay.
Users have been getting in touch with Mark on Twitter and asking him about the veracity of certain products that are on offer. This has provided people with a definitive answer over whether something is real or not, which has made it easier for fans to decide whether to buy or bid for an item.
If you have been involved with dodgy dealings, knowing that the force is with you is important, and this is why calling on experienced solicitors will always be of value and benefit. Fraud is a serious crime and knowing that solicitors are on hand to provide you with the best level of representation is going to be of benefit to most people.
Andrew Reilly is a freelance writer with a focus on news stories and consumer interest articles. He has been writing professionally for 9 years but has been writing for as long as he can care to remember. When Andrew isn't sat behind a laptop or researching a story, he will be found watching a gig or a game of football.

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